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What Should Go Here?

There's a gaping hole in San Leandro's downtown. What would you like to see?


The former copy shop at 1505 East 14th Street, on the southwest corner of Juana Avenue, has been vacant for a long time.

This should be a prime location.

It is opposite a parking lot that is supposed to become a new development (although the shutdown of the Fresh & Easy chain has clouded the outlook for the so-called Village Marketplace).

What would you like to see in this location? What do you think could work? Leave an answer in the comments below.

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Fred Eiger January 08, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Oh yes Craig, if the guy was paying more in taxes, he'd lower the rent??? Sorry, but this is no place for Medical Marijuana.
Craig Williams January 08, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Fred if he's paying say $1200 in taxes as opposed to say $10,000 in taxes then he may not be in that big a rush to rent the place. That's why there is so much undeveloped property in Oakland, especially off San Leandro Blvd.
Fran January 08, 2013 at 05:07 AM
According to the property tax records, they are paying over 10k in taxes. They are current. I suppose if they have some profitable properties, they offset said profits with this tax expense.
David January 08, 2013 at 07:44 AM
The reason (I don't think it's a good one) is that the owner can get a sucker, er high paying tenant at some point, use that rent roll to justify an above-market price to sell his property. As a residential landlord, vacancies kill, but commercial owners have different economic parameters.


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